by Sam Hill
Parading through the streets in search of candy is a classic Halloween activity. If you're looking to diversify while still leaving the big night open for traditional fun, head to Nampa Saturday to get in touch with nature.
Creepy Critter Encounters provides attendees with the chance to see various wildlife, go on a hike and howl for coyotes. Dressing up is encouraged, but leave the raw meat costume at home if you want to come back in one piece.
3 p.m. FREE. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd., Nampa, 208-467-9278.